Police investigating rape allegations against Idaho lawmaker
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department is investigating a rape allegation made against an Idaho lawmaker.
Police spokeswoman Haley Williams confirmed Monday that the department has an open investigation into the allegations made by a legislative staffer against Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, a Republican from Lewiston.
Von Ehlinger has denied the allegations, saying the encounter in March was consensual.
A legislative ethics committee announced last week that its members unanimously found probable cause to hold a public hearing on the matter.
Williams says detectives work closely with FACES of Hope, a support center for sexual assault victims, on these types of investigations.
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